CT Foot and Ankle Surgeons Helps Raise $1.2 Million for Cancer Research

Connecticut Foot and Ankle Surgeons were proud to once again be sponsors of the Smilow Cancer Hospital “Closer To Free” bike ride in New Haven. The event raised $1.2 Million dollars to fund Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and it’s research to find a cure for cancer.

From a recent press release:

Roy Herbst shared the following story from his day out on the ride course. There were many more inspiring stories like this that helped to make everyone’s day special. If you didn’t have a chance to participate, please take a moment to view the online galleries of photos and news coverage of the event so you can see just how memorable it was.

Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons is proud to be a ride Sponsor!

Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons is proud to be a ride Sponsor!

“Yesterday, I rode the Closer to Free ride and was happy to see so many of you participating along with our colleagues from throughout YCC and many of our patients/supporters. Around mile 40, just after the Guilford Green (as I was about to call a taxi home), I was passed briskly by a cyclist who then turned around to introduce himself – it turns out he is a melanoma patient of Harriet who is currently on the nivolumab/ipilimumab trial and doing great. He could not say nicer things about Harriet, Matt, the melanoma program, Smilow, our doctors, and our entire staff. I must tell you, I have never had a more inspiring interaction with a patient! (and of course how could I then myself not finish the ride). It again made me realize that we are really making a difference together as we deliver the most comprehensive, compassionate and when possible protocol driven care.” – Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, Chief of Medical Oncology

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Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons are foot and ankle surgeons in New Haven, Connecticut. They provide the best podiatric care to patients with foot and ankle problems. Dr. Peter Blume and Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Hicks are Connecticut's best foot and ankle surgeons. You can contact them at (203) 397-0624.